Jose Semedo claims he asked not to be paid after poor Sheffield Wednesday performance

Jose Semedo says he put in a poor performance for Sheffield Wednesday against Burnley back in 2014.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo has told the Yorkshire Post that back in 2014 he requested that the club did not pay his wages after a poor performance.

Semedo started for Wednesday in a 1-1 draw with Burnley back in the 2013/14 campaign, and his performance was so poor that he wanted to hand back his salary for the week.

The Portuguese midfielder says that he simply will not tolerate a poor performance, and he certainly showed his character by bouncing back and putting in a great performance as Wednesday beat Leeds United 6-0 in their next outing.

“I was so disappointed with my performance, I went up to the club office and told them not to pay me my wages that week,” he said.

“The emotional rush of a game is addictive, encouraging you to find ways to keep the rush going. I didn’t give myself time to regroup and come down from this great victory (against Leeds).”

Semedo has become a fan favourite at Wednesday, partly down to his performances and partly down to his professionalism off the field.

The 31-year-old has been a mainstay in the side up until this season, when manager Carlos Carvalhal has generally overlooked him.

However, Semedo has not kicked up a fuss and he has simply continued to support his teammates, who are pushing for promotion.

Wednesday are currently in fifth place in the Championship table, and they top the form chart over the last 10 games, with optimism levels very high around Hillsborough right now.

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